Dr. Melissa Sonners

Free Diving

Literally one of the HARDEST things I have EVER done  ..and I’m still working on figuring out WHY.  “You float relaxed, face down.   Below, surrounded by dancing radials as the sun ignites the sea,the drop line fades into blue infinity.  It’s quiet.  Waves lap gently as the water caresses, gently cradling you in your wetsuit.  …

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Sleep Hygiene

So you want to start waking up earlier to get ahead of your day BUT you don’t sleep well, or you go to sleep late?  No worries, I’ve got you.  Let’s work on your SLEEP HYGIENE.  The key to waking up feeling RESTED is to get good QUALITY sleep.  Ideally, if you can get at …

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What The Ironman Taught Me

I hated running my entire life.  I was the girl that would try my best to avoid school on the day of the mile in gym class.  I once actually threw up on the school field right next to the cones after attempting to run the mile.  I would watch all the healthy kids that …

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Melissa Sonners

What’s Your Word This Year?

Every year, I choose a WORD. This is my guiding theme for the next 365 or so days.  This word and/or phrase becomes my GUIDE throughout the day, every single day, when faced with CHOICES.   Every single day we make hundreds of decisions.  What am I feeling? What should I have for breakfast? Should I …

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I Am Leaving My Gym

I’m about to BE the HEALTHIEST I have EVER been and the first step of that is leaving my gym.   Crazy, right?  Twelve years ago I joined a Crossfit gym. I had just had our first child and wanted a way to get my body back.  I was in the thick of recovering from birth, …

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My Dad

My Dad

Someone recently asked me what my BEST memory with my dad was.  It was an interesting question and at the time I didn’t have the space to come up with the answer.   And then, as typically happens- when I spent some time in the quiet, the answer came to me.   Experiencing MUSIC together.  My dad …

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Circadian Rhythm Swap

Circadian Rhythm Swap

Let’s talk about light. Have you been hearing about red light and blue light? Are you wondering what all the buzz is about? Or perhaps you haven’t heard yet.  So let me explain.   In the spectrum of light there are many colors, including blue light and red light (along with many others).  We are supposed …

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Let me start this by saying I LOVE coffee.  I didn’t really drink coffee until after chiropractic school and couldn’t believe I had been missing out on this through my college and post graduate years.  What an amazing feeling! I felt like my cup of joe would literally turn me into a superwoman.  I often joked with …

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FREEDIVING Carpools, after school activities, meal planning, food prepping and all the other busy-ness of being a mama get my head spinning and I KNOW I am not alone in this.  For the past couple of years I have been working on incorporating more tools that slow my mind, calm my spirit and keep me …